Sometimes you can’t explain it but you need the biggest and best. When it comes to video cards from Nvidia the GTX 980 is a beast, hell I have GTX 980’s in both my main PC and my LAN rig, but with 4 giga of ram I don’t think you can really consider it to be the end all be all video card. This is where Nvidia comes in with their Titan cards. In the past they have had the original Titan as well as the Titan Z with its dual GPUs and the Titan Black. Well the latest Titan is the Titan X. Nvidia launched it this past March and we were a little slow to get one in but today I finally have one to run through our benchmark suite. Let’s find out if it really is godlike like the name implies.
Product Name: Nvidia Titan X
Review Sample Provided by: Nvidia
Written by: Wes
Pictures by: Wes
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|Model||GTX Titan X||GTX 980||GTX Titan Black||GTX Titan|
|Memory Clock||7GHz GDDR5||7GHz GDDR5||7GHz GDDR5||6GHz GDDR5|
|Memory Bus Width||384-bit||256-bit||384-bit||384-bit|
|FP64||1/32 FP32||1/32 FP32||1/32 FP32||1/32 FP32|
|Manufacturing Process||TSMC 28nm||TSMC 28nm||TSMC 28nm||TSMC 28nm|
The Titan X is based on the same Maxwell architecture that the GTX 980 is but to set it apart they did make a few improvements. It uses the GM200 GPU rather than the GM204 that the 980 used. With that you see a major bump in CUDA Cores from 2148 on the GTX 980 to 3072 on the Titan X. That is a little over a thousand more cores an increase of 50%. The Titan X uses the same 7GHz memory as we have seen on the GTX 980 as well as the Titan Black but Nvidia used a 384-bit controller to handle the 12 gigs of ram that the Titan X has. This is a huge step up from even the old Titans where they had 6 gigs of vRAM and an even larger step from the GTX 980 with its 4GB of vRAM. All of this pushes the new card up to 8 billion transistors up from 7.1B on the older Titans and 5.2B on the GTX 980. Of course with all of those CUDA cores they did slow the GPU clock speed down a little to a core clock of 1000MHz. All said the Titan X has a higher TDP than the power efficient GTX 980 going back up to the 250 TDP that we used to see on all of the flagship cards.